Veterinary Surgeon

Lamond Veterinary Clinic
Permanent, Full time
£40,000 - £55,000 DOE

Posted on 11/10/2021

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at Lamond Vets, Livingston. The role involves a mixture of consulting and operating. Our caseload is large and varied with many longstanding, loyal clients. We work closely with the Scottish SPCA and other local charities to perform surgeries, consultations, and legal casework The ratio of operating and consulting days is flexible based on the candidate's interests.



Up to £55,000 negotiable DOE.

Welcome bonus of up to £1,500 and a relocation package of up t £5,000



Working 40 hours per week over 4 days

3:10 Saturdays (9:00am-4:00pm)

1 weekday night in OOH from 6:30pm-10:00pm – (Vets Now cover after 10pm)

If vets live within 30-45minute drive of practice they can be on call with phone on weeknight shift

Inpatients covered by night nurses


About Us

We are a busy RCVS accredited small animal practice with a motivated team of 32 staff. Our exceptional reputation over the past 66 years speaks for itself as our clients voted us “Best Scottish Vet” in 2018, 2019 and 2020. We support all interests and certificates currently held in the practice include Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Surgery and ECC.

We work in a bright, spacious purpose-built building with a refurbishment and expansion due to start in September 2021. Our practice is particularly well equipped with surgical and diagnostic kit as we have a high proportion of clients seeking gold standard treatment.

Our team of 32 is made up of 8 Veterinary Surgeons, 13 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Veterinary Care Assistants and 8 Support Team staff.


Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a confident all-rounder who has a positive, resilient attitude. The ideal candidate would be level-headed with excellent communication skills. Candidates need to be confident performing all aspects of first opinion veterinary practice and this role is not suitable for new graduates. Candidates must be MRCVS and a full UK driving license is useful but not essential.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

•           Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

•           CPD paid days and allowance

•           L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy

•           Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

•           Private Medical Insurance

•           BVA Membership paid

•           VDS cover

•           Birthday leave

•           Discounted veterinary fees

•           Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

•           Cycle to Work scheme

•           Service related company sick pay

•           Sponsorship for overseas employees

•           Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

•           Relocation packages

•           Career progression opportunities

•           Free flu jabs


As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.


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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Margaret Oliver from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Margaret Oliver

Talent Partner for Scotland & Isle of Man


Lamond Veterinary Clinic

Bankton Square, Murieston, Livingston, EH54 9EY, West Lothian, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal